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JTC deals with all varieties of Chillies grown all over India. The chief constituents of dry red chillies, aka Red Pepper, are its Color (capsinoids) and Pungency (capsaicin). Chilli is a rich resource of Vitamin-C. All varieties differ from their color, pungency, and size. The Color is given on the basis of ASTA color value and the pungency on Scoville Heat Units (SHU).

Chillies is one of the major spice in INDIA, and is available throughout the year. The S4 Sannam variety is the widely grown red chilli.

The following is the list of major dry red chillies, we deal with. Their salient features are also briefly described.

 

S4 Sannam 
S4 Sannam is the major chilli crop in India, and constitutes around 75% of the total Indian Chilli crop. These chillies are around 5cm to 8cm in length and has pungency ranging from 35,000SHU to 55,000SHU. Their pungency depends on the area of cultivation. It is cultivated in the states of Tamil Nadu, Andra Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra. The major sourcing markets are Virudhunagar, Guntur, and Nagpur.

Few other similar varieties includes Namdharie, Ankur, and Wonder-Hot. Namdharie and Ankur have good color and high pungency(70,000SHU). Whereas, Wonder-Hot has great color, and very less pungency(30,000SHU).

Guntur S4 Sannam

Virudhunagar S4 Sannam


S9 Mundu
Mundu, the round cherry-shaped chilli, is the peculiar variety grown in southern part of Tamil Nadu. This chilli being packed with around 100 seeds, has pungency around 40,000SHU. 
S9 Mundu

Birds-Eye
Length ranging from only 1cm to 4cm, these chillies are chiefly grown in hilly regions in India, Assam & Tripura. The so-called TEPIEN chilli, has a pungency above 85,000SHU. This variety is believed to have pungency inversely related to its size.
Birds-Eye

S7
The S7 chilli variety is considerably short in length with length ranging from 3cm to 5cm. These chillies has pungency above 65,000SHU. 
S7 Chilli

 

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